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In Long Term Game, Joakim Achrén, former co-founder of Next Games, draws upon years of experience in gaming startups to provide clear and honest guidance on how to found and build a thriving games company. 

Building a games company is usually thought to be by trial and error. But in the real world, this isn’t an effective way. It causes lots of misery and needless pain for entrepreneurs, who all go through the same mistakes. They are all suffering from failures that are so common for gaming startups.

This book was created so that gaming entrepreneurs would have a resource - a guiding manual for finding clarity in their quest to build a games company. This audiobook is intended for people who are interested in founding and building a games company. It covers aspects of putting together the idea for the company, the founding team, raising capital, validating your assumptions, and details on everything that can go wrong in the games business.

About the author: The author of this book Joakim Achrén is the founder and CEO of Elite Game Developers, a company based in Helsinki, Finland, that helps gaming entrepreneurs in starting their first games company. 

Joakim is an entrepreneur, with 15 years of experience in founding and running two venture-backed gaming startups, including Next Games, the company behind The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land and The Walking Dead: Our World mobile games.

Joakim has gone through the venture capital fundraising process several times and has raised over $50 million in venture funding over his 15-year career as an entrepreneur.

©2020 Joakim Achrén (P)2020 Joakim Achrén

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Very interesting book for entrepreneurs

Very interesting book for entrepreneurs, not just for game entrepreneurs, you should read it if you are an entrepreneur and haven't read it

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Covers the foundation of game development

Insightful and affirming if you're an ambitious and aspiring game developers. Joakim shares his hard earned wisdom and gives good advice. Keith does a fine job voicing the book, keeping a clean flow and clearly articulates everything. Sadly, it seems that the 7th chapter plays twice, so be ready to skip forward a bit at the end.

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  • 27-08-21

Excellent Book for anyone who starts a game studio

The best guide you can find about starting and running a game studio.
It covers all the most important topics you need. You can dive deeper into his website and blog.